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Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium

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The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by...more
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Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 481 3800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go to this museum when we come to Cape Town (from the UK). If you like the natural history museums in London or Oxford, you will love this. There’s lots to see from the whole natural history of South Africa and beyond. The...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to go on a cold rainy Cape Town day. We went with our 2 toddlers and started at the planetarium show for kids at 1200. The children loved the experience and mini movie. We then went to the museum which...More

Thank Ngaa G
Reviewed 14 August 2018

It is more than 40 years since I have last visited the museum and we were really pleasnatly surprised. This is a very good educational outing for adults and children alike.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My husband and I ended up with an extra day after our tour ended in Cape Town. We were looking for some things to do, and visited this museum. It was a very nice natural history museum, but a lot of the exhibits were undergoing...More

Thank ekm321
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Having ticked most of the must-do Cape Town attractions off of our bucket lists, we decided to pay the South African Museum a visit. Entrance is extremely affordable and the museum is maintained well enough to warrant a four-star rating. The exhibits are nicely curated...More

Thank Knyzna1
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Robben Island and Table Mountain cable car cancelled so we had an Uber trip to the museum. My friend wanted to see the Quagga foal so we made a beeline to the top floor to see the beastie. Being numpties we sat and peered at...More

Thank lostsoul2015
Reviewed 24 July 2018

My childrens were amazed by the animals revolution and how they become now. Some distinct animals that everyone likes (dinosaurs) different species. Skeleton of some mammals were WOW

Thank Ahmad T
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Best exhibits were the old stuffed animals, but you have to know a lot already to appreciate the variety. New exhibits are good for those who know less, but disappointing for a museum of natural history.

Thank inCY10
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The exhibitions document the evolution of animals and man in Africa. In this museum you can see everything from rock art and fossils. It's an interesting place to visit.

Thank DeltaZ930
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited the Polaris show which is 45 minutes long and R60 for adult and R30 for school children. It was enjoyable and the theatre has comfortable chairs.

Thank Emarie B
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